A new weekly feature of this blog will be to highlight the accomplishments of some inspiring women. Those women who are true pioneers, movers and shakers, and thus Belles of Steel. Throughout the course of history we have been inspired by these strong, dynamic, oft times ballsy women. Many dared to test the unthinkable. Some strived to prove that women could accomplish what men could. Their actions brought about historical change. Sometimes the choices they made had devastating consequences personally, but furthered their cause. Right now in your head, I’ll bet you can think of at least one.
They were and are pillars for us all. We love reading about them and writing about them. Their antics provide fodder for books, magazines, and movies. Many are famous and deservedly so. Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, Emelia Earhart, Annie Oakley, and Rosa Parks to name a few. You recognize those names, but what about Belles of Steel that you may not have heard about? There are plenty of stories that are jaw dropping and phenomenal right in our own backyards. These women quietly go about changing our world. Some have reached notariety, but many have not.
Thus, I am proud to introduce Belles of Steel. Each week, the accomplishments of one woman who has made a difference will be featured. Many of these women influenced why Flying Solo , my debut novel was written. Flying Solo was based on a true story about a woman who most certainly was a Belle of Steel. Her choice to become an aviator in the 1960s was unconventional within her social stratophere. Not to mention the actions to which she was willing to resort in order to regain her children. One of which was stealing a plane!